Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara recalled for a possible defect in rear seatbelt mounting – Times of India

India’s largest automaker Maruti Suzuki India recalled 11,177 units of Grand Vitara. The recall affects cars that were manufactured between 8 August 2022 and 15 November 2022.
The reason for the recall is to inspect a possible defect in the rear seatbelt mounting. Owners of the cars will be contacted by the dealerships individually and will be examined and if found faulty, necessary repairs will be made at no additional cost.
This is the third recall announced by Maruti for the Grand Vitara SUV in two months. The first recall was to inspect a possible defect in one of the child parts of the shoulder height adjuster assembly of the front seatbelts, which could lead to seat belt disassembly. The second recall was to inspect a suspected faulty part in the airbag assembly controller, which could result in the airbag not deploying in the event of a crash.

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The Grand Vitara is Maruti’s flagship model and is sold from the company’s Nexa retail outlet. The SUV is available in 10 variants, with 3 dual-tone and 6 monotone colour options, including the Nexa Blue.
The Grand Vitara is available in two engine options – a 1.5-litre mild hybrid petrol engine with 101 bhp of power and 136 Nm of torque paired with a 5-speed manual or a torque converter automatic. The other engine is the 1.5-litre three-cylinder Atkinson cycle petrol engine paired with an electric motor with 114 bhp of power. This engine is available only with an e-CVT gearbox.

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The Grand Vitara is also offered with Maruti’s All-grip AWD system with a 1.5-litre mild hybrid engine with manual transmission. The prices for the Grand Vitara start from Rs 10.45 lakh and go up to 19.49 lakh (ex-showroom). The Grand Vitara competes with Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun, Toyota Hyryder and Nissan Kicks.

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